Guinness are the most recognized record-keepers in the world, and the history of the Guinness World Records is a pretty interesting one.
Back in 1951, after getting into a heated argument about which European game bird was the fastest one night at the pub, Guinness Brewery manager Sir Hugh Beaver realized there were probably a lot of these types of debates happening around the world. It led him to the idea of a book that could help settle these drunken deliberations once and for all.
The Guinness World Records have always fascinated me, so naturally I wanted to know which ones Canada held. Here are the results.
The Largest Maple Leaf In The World
Of course, Canada holds this record. The largest maple leaf ever found was 53 cm wide and 52 cm long. It was discovered by a family in Richmond, BC in 2010.
I'm sure that if someone were to ask you: "What's the most disliked music Video in Canada?" you'd probably answer, "One of Justin Bieber's videos". Well, you'd be right. The music video for "Baby" has nearly 5 million dislikes on Youtube.
The Highest External Walk On A Building In The World
Although not listed on the official Guinness World Record site, we found a few sources that claimed the Edgewalk of the CN Tower is the highest full circle external walk on a building. It is located 356 meters above ground.
Once again, you'd think this record would be held by the US or China in one of those country-sized mega-malls, but the world's largest parking lot actually belongs to the West Edmonton Mall. It holds 20,000 vehicles.
I don't think we had much competition when it comes to this record. Probably because no other country would ever spend money on a UFO landing pad. Question is, what if the alien ship is too big for the pad? Details.
We contactedthe organizers of the group who told us they have already applied to Guinness and should be receiving the guidelines within the next week. Once the guidelines are out we will be be publishing them here.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, says party like a Toga Party, especially when it's held at the Montreal Forum and is aiming to break a Guinness World Record. In a town as full of universities as Montreal, this should be an absolute cake walk, realistically.
The record for the World's Largest Toga Partycurrently belongs to University of Queensland Union, set back 2012, and has gone unchallenged since, but it's time to we show the globe how we do.
This ain't no frat-house basement party either. Powered by EVO Montréal with additional sponsorship from Red Bull, Forum de Montréal, and the Molson Coors Brewing Company, La Compagnie is throwing the biggest Toga Party of the year, and maybe even the world.
Best part is, your ticket gets you open-bar 11pm-2:30am, and 50% of proceeds will benefit the Canadian Red Cross and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. Now that's a win/win situation if ever there was one.
World's Largest Toga Party happens March 20 @ the Montreal Forum. Check out the Facebook Page for more details.